Ukrainian photojournalist Anastasia Vlasova has found a career path in one of the most dangerous places in the world – the war zone in Eastern Ukraine.
When the EuroMaidan protests started in Ukraine (2014), Anastasia was only 20 years old. But the young photographer dived right into them and eventually was lead to the Eastern part of the country, where the conflict between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian officials, has already claimed at least 2,877 soldiers and some 6,500 civilian lives according to the United Nations’ estimates.
“The Sense of War is an ongoing documentary project about war without an official status or recognition which gains momentum right in the middle of Europe,” explains the photographer. “You can see it and feel, but it’s still easier to pretend blindfolded to numerous deaths, grieves and lives damaged.”
Make sure you visit Anastasia’s website for more (sadly) ongoing footage of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.